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Resources & Organizations

Alliance for Therapy Dogs:

"ATD provides testing, certification, registration, support, and insurance for members who volunteer with dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, nursing homes, and other facilities. We’re a network of caring volunteers who are willing to share our special canines to bring smiles and joy to people, young and old alike."

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Chimp Haven

"At Chimp Haven we believe we’re not that different, humans and chimpanzees. Chimps have personalities, emotions, and relationships, just like us, and we’re on a mission to connect them to the happy healthy lives they deserve. That’s why we’re providing and promoting personalized care for chimpanzees (most of whom were retired from biomedical research) by helping them, for their remaining years, live a good life – the chimp life."

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Best Friends Animal Society

"The mission of Best Friends Animal Society is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by helping end the killing in America's animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. We believe that by working together we can Save Them All."

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The Humane Society of the United States


"We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals.  Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing, and other cruel industries. We rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our Animal Rescue Team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society."

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National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)


"Advancing Science Without Harming Animals, NAVS is dedicated to ending harmful, flawed, and costly animal experiments through the advancement of smarter, human-relevant research and the promotion of animal-friendly changes to laws and policies."

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund

"The legal voice for all animals.  The Animal Legal Defense Fund files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm and provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors in their fight against animal cruelty, supports animal protection legislation, and provides resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the field of animal law."

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Therapy Dogs of Southern Arizona

Therapy Dogs of Southern Arizona is a local group of members from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD), a national organization for therapy dogs teams. Serving the communities of Tucson and Southern Arizona, we provide a network of local therapy dogs and their handlers.   We share our special dogs at a variety of venues, including hospitals, senior facilities, children's services facilities, reading programs, healthcare and rehabilitation facilities, and special events. Our therapy dog teams provide comfort, support, affection, entertainment, and relief from life’s stresses. 

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Women Warriors 

Women Warriors has developed a program conducive to growth and learning aimed at helping homeless and at-risk female Veterans transition into sustainable employment and permanent housing by offering support, counseling, wellness, training, and other services at no cost to the Veteran.  Through its programs, Women Warriors reaches out to the community to provide support and services that only an organization tailored to the unique individual need of female Veterans can offer. Its community events, counseling, training programs, and opportunities provided through its other services and opportunities including Wendy's Collection Boutique, which provides no-cost clothing, accessories, and home goods to program Veterans, provide important opportunities for participants and families to heal and grow in a supportive and non-threatening environment.

The Human-Animal Connection partners with Women Warriors for education and through our program Heroes4Animals.

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Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind

In recognition of service to our country, Freedom Guide Dogs will place a guide dog at no cost, anywhere in the continental United States with a veteran who has lost vision in the line of duty.


Freedom Guide Dogs recognizes, appreciates and supports the service and sacrifices of all service members who have fought for our freedom.  We attempt to give back in some measure by providing freedom and independence to blind and visually-impaired veterans.

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Wild Horse Haven Rescue - 501c3 -

Wild mustang horses, rescue horses, burros and donkeys, and even a Llama named Cuzco help veterans and others de-stress while interacting with animals at this lovely rescue ranch in Safford, Arizona.  Started by Afton Whitmer to help everyone experience the peace of being near an animal who was badly in need of rescue.  Join the Reading Ranch for Children.  Read more  or visit the website

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